Tubbataha Reef, Coron Bay and El Nido are among the most exciting and amazing dive sites in the world, underwater adventurers and enthusiasts must explore!
Tubbataha Reef has been considered at the top rank and one of the most extraordinary dive sites in the world since it was discovered by divers in the late 1970s .
Coron Bay holds a wide range of dive sites to suit all tastes and levels of experience, from shallow reefs to advanced wreck diving. One of the Best places in the World for Wreck Diving!!!
Shared below – a wreck diving video from vimeo…
This is a complementary page for dive sites in Palawan as a contribution for tourism development and economic progress of the province. Please take note that the list of dive sites featured here are incomplete but we will endeavor to include more as we discover more. Most info in this page were lifted from from respective websites.
THE CORON BAY
The Bay is bounded between the towns of Busuanga, Coron and Culion of the Calamianes Group of islands. The Bay and its vicinity host the most concentration of resorts, wrecks and dive sites, and natural scenery anywhere in the Philippines. It boasts of more than a dozen wrecks and dive sites, and numerous island resorts in their natural settings.
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SANGAT ISLAND DIVE RESORT
Sangat Island Dive Resort offers its guests fourteen native-styled accommodations, restaurant, and bar facilities; water sports and scuba diving center.
Sangat Island Dive Resort offers diving lessons to guests exploring the wrecks of World War II Japanese ships. Of these 12 World War II wreck sites, eight are just 5 to 30 minutes boat ride from the resort.
CHINDONAN ISLAND RESORT
Chindonan Island Resort & Dive center is an experience in nature. Its shoreline lounges and hillside accommodation, provide astonishing views of the light blue sea around.
Divers can explore and experience history with the eight famous World War II wrecks resting nearby the resort.
CORAL BAY RESORT AND DIVE CENTER
The Coral Bay Dive Centre and School is certified PADI Resort and 100 % AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility and Education). We offer introductory diving experiences under PADI’s Discover Scuba Diving Program and all PADI recreational SCUBA Diving courses including great value Dive/learn to dive Packages.
From sea to the summit, experience Uson Island, your link to volcanic lakes, tropical jungles, caves and some of tehe best-preserved World War II wrecks in Asia. With Dive Link Coron Adventure Island Resort, you can swim & relax, hike to the summit, kayak with friends, dine with family, explore wrecks, and hop to nearby islands.
PUERTO DEL SOL RESORT & DIVE CENTER
Our Dive Center & Academy is located right on the Bay, and just 2 to 5 minutes away from the huge wreck of the Japanese tanker the “Okikawa Maru” and the Japanese Warship “Akitsushima”; and 10 minutes from many other historic shipwrecks of the large Japanese Supply Fleet sunk in 1944.
DUGONG DIVE CENTER
• The Dugong Dive Center offers diving to guests of Club Paradise, El Rio y Mar, Vicky’s Guesthouse and Cashew Grove Beach Resort.
• Dugong-watching, a professionally produced ecotourism activity, takes divers and non-divers along the lengthy coast of Busuanga to see gentle dugongs in the wild.
• Dive the Coron Shipwrecks from WWII which are now amazingly covered with marine life. One of the best, Kyokuzan Maru is only 30 minutes away.
Coron has been described as one of the best spots in the World for Wreck diving! On the 24th of September 1944, 24 Japanese Ships were sunk by an Americain Air raid. 12 wrecks have been discovered and are very well preserved, and are all located in quite shallow water, perfect for recreational diving. However it is best to be at least Open Water Advanced to fully enjoy the wrecks as some dives can be quite challenging.
Coron Divers operates mostly in Coron Bay, Palawan. The only Filipino and SSI dive centre specializing in wreck diving, lake and cave diving, coral reef diving and kayaking.
Discovery Divers was found in 1989 as a small diver center, and in more than 20 years, has now developed into a more advanced dive center offering technical diving and divers’ education up to instructor level. Since 2008 it has partnered with Puerto del Sol Resort amd developed a brand new dive center at D’ Pearl Busuanga, now closer to the famous Japanese warships wrecks in Coron Bay.
SEA DIVE RESORT
Situated at the famous Coron Bay where about dozen Japanese warship wrecks and amazing underwater world are yours to explore!!!
DISCOVERY ISLAND RESORT AND DIVE CENTER
Discovery Divers Resort is an island resort and dive center, a tranquil paradise with great seaviews, native cottages or modern rooms on its own island, just 5 minutes from Coron Town.
The 5 star diver center offers diving and instruction from beginner to advanced technical diver.
NEPTUNE DIVE CENTER
Neptune Dive Center was built by Divers for Divers. We are not one of the big guys, and we don’t want to be. We want fun, personal, and safe diving.
Whether you are a Pro with thousands of dives, or just learning the basics, Coron and Neptune Dive Center has something for you. Coron has long been known to be the “Wreck Diving Capital” of the Philippines. We also have beautiful reef sites teeming with fish, loads of macro, resident turtles, caverns, and a thermal lake that is out of this world!
ROCKSTEADY DIVE CENTER
Rocksteady Dive Center is a full service Dive Center under German management, located in the beautiful town of Coron, Palawan.
The international and local scuba-diving staff of PADI and SDI Dive-Instructors and Dive Masters will ensure safe and enjoyable dive-courses and dives! From Bubblemaker up to Divemaster, everything is possible and our Instuctors will take the time you need to feel safe and comfortable under water.